India-China joint Military Exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2019’ to begin in Meghalaya this week: Def Min

New Delhi: The 8th India-China joint training exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2019’ with the theme counter-terrorism under United Nations mandate is scheduled to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from 7 to 20 December. A Chinese contingent from the Tibet Military command comprising of 130 personnel and an Indian Contingent of similar strength will participate in the 14-day training exercise. The exercise is planned at the company level with respective Battalion Headquarters controlling the training.

The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct of counter terrorist operations in semi urban terrain. The exercise schedule is focused upon training on various lectures & drills associated with counter-terrorist handling & firing with each others weapons, special heliborne operations, and case studies of various operations carried out in counter terrorist environments.

Two tactical exercises are scheduled during the training; one on counter terrorism scenario and the other on Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, said the Ministry of Defence in a Press communication today.

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